Icelandic is a language belonging to the Nordic branch of the Germanic language family. Icelandic was the westernmost located language of the Indo-European languages prior to the colonization of America and is one of the oldest living languages in Europe. About 320,000 Icelandic speakers live in Iceland and about 8,000 plus live in Denmark, 3,000 of which are students. Little has changed in the Icelandic language over the past several centuries, primarily due to its isolation and geographic location. Icelandic baby names greatly resemble Nordic and Old Norse names. If you have difficulty researching Icelandic baby names, try Baby Name Network’s categories for Nordic and Germanic baby names and name meanings as these will be close to Icelandic sounding baby names.